Monday, January 13, 2014

Not Killing It in Box Office Poison

2. Box Office Poison by Phillippa Bornikova

I read Bornikova's debut and the first book in the series, This Case Is Gonna Kill Me, last year. So, I decided to finally follow up with the sequel, which I also received for review.

In this world, the Powers (vampires, werewolves, and Alfar) outed themselves in the 1960s and now play open and significant roles alongside humans. Linnet Ellery, a human who was fostered in a vampire home, also works for a vampire-owned law firm. The firm, IMG, seems to be at the center of simmering tensions between the Powers and humanity. In this book, Linnet is sent to help arbitrate a conflict over whether Alfar, with their magical elven charm, have an unfair advantage in Hollywood or not.

The world is mildly intriguing and this time, Bornikova's writing style was improved, at least in my mind. However, overall, the plot was fairly predictable, and I won't be spending any more of my time on this series.

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